William and Mary Language Arts Materials for High-Ability Learners is designed to engage students in exploring carefully selected, challenging works of literature from various times, cultures and genres, and encourage students to reflect on their reading through writing and discussion. Students develop skills in literary analysis and interpretation, persuasive writing, linguistic competency, and oral communication, as well as selected elements of reasoning through the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The units also provide numerous opportunities for students to explore interdisciplinary connections to the language arts and to conduct research around issues relevant to their own lives.
Interested families have the option of enrolling their students in one of two strands within the school: GATE cluster and, or MIP. Students are committed to a seven year program and accepted in kindergarten to develop proficiency in Mandarin and English by the end of 6th grade.
K-6 students visit with guest scientists in our on-site NGSS hands-on labs throughout the school year. Teachers collaborate and provide pre and post lessons aligned to labs and NGSS to ensure interactive and in-depth learning opportunities.
Tutoring is offered before and/or after school for different grade levels which provide teachers with an opportunity to reteach and preteach material to students. It is also a time for homework assistance and academic support.